Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oscar Nominees: Best Visual Effects

My predictions: 4/5, picking “The Dark Knight Rises” over “Snow White and the Huntsman”
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: The Avengers, The Hobbit, Life of Pi, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman

I haven’t seen “Snow White and the Huntsman” yet, but it seems awfully deliberate that “The Dark Knight Rises” isn’t here. This is one place where that completely ignored film should certainly have placed. I am quite relieved, however, that, despite their absence in all other categories, both “The Avengers” and “Prometheus” are deservedly here. Though it didn’t awe me entirely, it’s hard to deny the accomplishments of “The Hobbit,” and the same is true of “Life of Pi,” which is a visual wonder mostly due to CGI. The question now becomes whether the winner will be a genre project or the film with eleven overall nominations.

My current bet to win: I’ll put my money on The Avengers, though that’s probably unwise.

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